Call for Papers

29th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications - DEXA 2018

Regensburg, Germany
September 3 - 6, 2018


Selected papers will be extended for a possible publication in the Springer journal Transactions of Large Scale Data and Knowledge Centered Systems (TLDKS)

Database, information, and knowledge systems have always been a core subject of computer science. The ever increasing need to distribute, exchange, and integrate data, information, and knowledge has added further importance to this subject. Advances in the field will help facilitate new avenues of communication, to proliferate interdisciplinary discovery, and to drive innovation and commercial opportunity. Since 1990, DEXA has been an annual international conference which showcases state-of-the-art research activities in database, information, and knowledge systems. DEXA provides a forum to present research results and to examine advanced applications in the field. The conference and its associated workshops offer an opportunity for developers, scientists, and users to extensively discuss requirements, problems, and solutions in database, information, and knowledge systems. DEXA 2018 will be held in Regensburg, Germany, from September 3-6, 2018.


DEXA 2018 invites research submissions on all topics related to database, information, and knowledge systems including, but not limited to the points in the list below. We also welcome survey papers, provided that the survey fills a void or goes beyond existing overview papers.

  • Acquisition, Modeling, Management and Processing of Knowledge
  • Authenticity, Privacy, Security, and Trust
  • Availability, Reliability and Fault Tolerance
  • Big Data Management and Analytics
  • Consistency, Integrity,  Quality of Data
  • Constraint Modeling and Processing
  • Cloud Computing and Database-as-a-Service
  • Database Federation and Integration, Interoperability, Multi-Databases
  • Data and Information Networks
  • Data and Information Semantics
  • Data Integration, Metadata Management, and Interoperability
  • Data Structures and Data Management Algorithms
  • Database and Information System Architecture and Performance
  • Data Streams, and Sensor Data
  • Data Warehousing
  • Decision Support Systems and Their Applications
  • Dependability, Reliability and Fault Tolerance
  • Digital Libraries, and Multimedia Databases
  • Distributed, Parallel, P2P, Grid, and Cloud Databases
  • Graph Databases
  • Incomplete and Uncertain Data
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information and Database Systems and Their Applications
  • Mobile, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Data
  • Modeling, Automation and Optimization of Processes
  • NoSQL and NewSQL Databases
  • Object, Object-Relational, and Deductive Databases
  • Provenance of Data and Information
  • Semantic Web and Ontologies
  • Social Networks, Social Web, Graph, and Personal Information Management
  • Statistical and Scientific Databases
  • Temporal, Spatial, and High Dimensional Databases
  • Query Processing and Transaction Management
  • User Interfaces to Databases and Information Systems
  • Visual Data Analytics, Data Mining, and Knowledge Discovery
  • WWW and Databases, Web Services
  • Workflow Management and Databases
  • XML and Semi-structured Data

General Chairpersons:

  • Abdelkader Hameurlain, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University Toulouse, France
  • Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Roland R. Wagner, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Conference Program Chairpersons:

  • Hui Ma, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Sven Hartmann, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Publication Chairperson:

  • Vladimir Marik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Workshop Chairpersons:

  • A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Roland R. Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria


  • Submission of abstracts: March 11, 2018  -  extended to April 1   !!!!
  • Submission of full papers: March 18, 2018  -  extended to April 1   !!!!!!!
  • Notification of acceptance: May 18, 2018
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 08, 2018

Paper Submission Details

Authors are invited to electronically submit original research contributions or experience reports in English.

  • The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings.
  • The submitted manuscript must be submitted in pdf in LNCS format (
  • The length of submitted manuscripts should not exceed 15 pages.
  • Any submission that significantly exceeds length limits or deviates from formatting requirements may be rejected without review.

For paper registration and electronic submission see 

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Duplicate submissions are not allowed. Authors are expected to agree to the following terms: "I understand that the submission must not overlap substantially with any other paper that I am a co-author of or that is currently submitted elsewhere. Furthermore, previously published papers with any overlap are cited prominently in this submission."

Duplicate submissions will be rejected immediately without review. Questions about this policy or how it applies to your work should be directed to the PC-chairs.


All accepted conference papers will be published in a volume of "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag. DEXA reserves the right to accept papers only as short papers (up to 8 pages). Short papers describe interesting and innovative ideas which still require further technical development. Authors of all accepted papers must sign a Springer copyright release form. Papers are accepted with the understanding that at least one author will register for the conference to present the paper. Papers without any registered co-author will not be published.

Authors of selected papers presented at the conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in the Springer journal Transactions of Large Scale Data and Knowledge Centered Systems (TLDKS). The submitted extended versions will undergo a further review process.

For further inquiries, please contact the Conference Organisation Office (

Program Committee:

Abdennadher, Slim (German University, Cairo, Egypt)
Afsarmanesh, Hamideh (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Albertoni, Riccardo (Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies - Italian National Council of Research, Italy)
Amarouche, Idir Amine (University Houari Boumediene, algiers, Algeria)
Anane, Rachid (Coventry University, United Kingdom)
Appice, Annalisa (Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy)
Atay, Mustafa (Winston-Salem State University, United States)
Atigui, Faten (CNAM, France)
Bakiras, Spiridon (Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar)
Bao, Zhifeng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Bellatreche, Ladjel (ENSMA, France)
Bennani, Nadia (INSA Lyon , France)
Benouaret, Karim (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France)
Benslimane, Djamal (Lyon 1 University, France, France)
Benyoucef, Morad (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Berrut, Catherine (Grenoble University, France)
Bouguettaya, Athman (University of Sydney, Australia)
Boussaid, Omar (University of Lyon/Lyon 2, France)
Bressan, Stephane (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Catania, Barbara (DISI, University of Genoa, Italy)
Ceci, Michelangelo (University of Bari, Italy)
Chbeir, Richard (UPPA University, France)
Chen, Cindy (University of Massachusetts Lowell, United States)
Chen, Phoebe (La Trobe University, Australia)
Chevalier, Max (IRIT - SIG, Université de Toulouse, France)
Choi, Byron (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
Chun, Soon Ae (City University of New York, United States)
Cuzzocrea, Alfredo (University of Trieste, Italy)
Dahl, Deborah (Conversational Technologies, United States)
Darmont, Jérôme (Université de Lyon (ERIC Lyon 2), France)
De Virgilio, Roberto (Università Roma Tre, Italy)
Deufemia, Vincenzo (Universit`a degli Studi di Salerno, Italy)
Diallo, Gayo (Bordeaux University, France)
Dibie-Barthélemy, Juliette (AgroParisTech, France)
Dou, Dejing (University of Oregon, United States)
du Mouza, Cedric (CNAM, France)
Eder, Johann (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
El-Beltagy, Samhaa (Nile University, Cairo, Egypt)
Embury, Suzanne (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
Endres, Markus (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Faci, Noura (Lyon 1 University, France)
Fazzinga, Bettina (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
Fegaras, Leonidas (The University of Texas at Arlington, United States)
Ferilli, Stefano (University of Bari, Italy)
Ferrarotti, Flavio (Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria)
Fomichov, Vladimir (School of Business Informatics, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation)
Frasincar, Flavius (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Freudenthaler, Bernhard (Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH, Austria)
Fukuda, Hiroaki (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan)
Furnell, Steven (Plymouth University, United Kingdom)
Gangopadhyay, Aryya (University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States)
Garfield, Joy (University of Worcester, United Kingdom)
Gennaro, Claudio (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Gergatsoulis, Manolis (Ionian University, Greece)
Ghofrani, Javad (Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany)
Grandi, Fabio (University of Bologna, Italy)
Gravino, Carmine (University of Salerno, Italy)
Groppe, Sven (Lübeck University, Germany)
Grosky, William (University of Michigan, United States)
Grzymala-Busse, Jerzy (University of Kansas, United States)
Guerra, Francesco (Università degli Studi Di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Guerrini, Giovanna (University of Genova, Italy)
Hadjali, Allel (ENSMA, Poitiers, France)
Hameurlain, Abdelkader (Paul Sabatier University, France)
Hamidah, Ibrahim (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
Hara, Takahiro (Osaka University, Japan)
Hartmann, Sven (TU Clausthal, Germany)
Hsu, Wynne (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Hua, Yu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
Hwang, San-Yih (National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan)
Härder, Theo (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Iacob, Ionut Emil (Georgia Southern University, United States)
Ilarri, Sergio (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Imine, Abdessamad (INRIA Grand Nancy, France)
Ishihara, Yasunori (Nanzan University, Japan)
Jin, Peiquan (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
Kao, Anne (Boeing, United States)
Karagiannis, Dimitris (University of Vienna, Austria)
Katzenbeisser, Stefan (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
Kayem, Anne (Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany)
Kayem, Anne (Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany)
Kleiner, Carsten (University of Applied Sciences&Arts Hannover, Germany)
Koehler, Henning (Massey University, New Zealand)
Kosch, Harald (University of Passau, Germany)
Krátký, Michal (Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Kremen, Petr (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Kulkarni, Sachin (Macquarie Global Services, United States)
Küng, Josef (University of Linz, Austria)
Lamperti, Gianfranco (University of Brescia, Italy)
Laurent, Anne (LIRMM, Univ. Montpellier 2, France)
Lhotska, Lenka (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic)
Li, Yuchen (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Liang, Wenxin (Dalian University of Technology, China)
Ling, Tok Wang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Link, Sebastian (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Liu, Chuan-Ming (National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)
Liu, Hong-Cheu (University of South Australia, Australia)
Lloret Gazo, Jorge (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Lumini, Alessandra (University of Bologna, Italy)
Ma, Hui (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Ma, Qiang (Kyoto University, Japan)
Maag, Stephane (TELECOM SudParis, France)
Maamar, Zakaria (Zayed University, United Arab Emirates)
Masciari, Elio (ICAR-CNR, Università della Calabria, Italy)
Medjahed, Brahim (University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States)
Mishra, Harekrishna (Institute of Rural Management Anand, India)
Moench, Lars (University of Hagen, Germany)
Mokadem, Riad (IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France)
Moon, Yang-Sae (Kangwon National University, Korea, Rep.)
Morvan, Franck (IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France)
Mrozek, Dariusz (Silesian University of Technology, Poland)
Munoz-Escoi, Francesc (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Navas-Delgado, Ismael (University of Málaga, Spain)
Ng, Wilfred (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong)
Nieves Acedo, Javier (IK4-Azterlan, Spain)
Oussalah, Mourad (University of Nantes, France)
Pallis, George (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Pappel, Ingrid (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Paprzycki, Marcin (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw Management Academy, Poland)
Pastor Lopez, Oscar (Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Piccialli, Francesco (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Pizzuti, Clara (Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR)-National Research Council(CNR), Italy)
Poncelet, Pascal (LIRMM, France)
Pourabbas, Elaheh (National Research Council, Italy)
Raibulet, Claudia (Universita' degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Rao, Praveen (University of Missouri-Kansas City, United States)
Resende, Rodolfo (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Roncancio, Claudia (Grenoble University / LIG, France)
Rozinajova, Viera (Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia)
Ruffolo, Massimo (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
Saltenis, Simonas (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Sarda, N.L. (I.I.T. Bombay, India)
Savonnet, Marinette (University of Burgundy, France)
Sedes, Florence (IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France)
Selmaoui, Nazha (University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia)
Sheng, Michael (Macquarie University, Australia)
Siarry, Patrick (Université  Paris 12  (LiSSi), France)
Silaghi, Gheorghe Cosmin (Babes-Bolyai Univ. of Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Skaf-Molli, Hala (Nantes University, France)
Srinivasan, Bala (Retried, Monash University, Australia)
Straccia, Umberto (ISTI - CNR, Italy)
Teisseire, Maguelonne (Irstea - TETIS, France)
Tessaris, Sergio (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Teste, Olivier (IRIT, University of Toulouse, France)
Teufel, Stephanie (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Teuhola, Jukka (University of Turku, Finland)
Thevenin, Jean-Marc (University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, France)
Tjoa, A Min (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Torra, Vicenc (U. of Skövde, Sweden)
Truta, Traian Marius (Northern Kentucky University, United States)
Tzouramanis, Theodoros (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Vaira, Lucia (University of Salento, Italy)
Vasileiou, Ismini (University of Plymouth, United Kingdom)
Vidyasankar, Krishnamurthy (Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, Canada)
Vieira, Marco (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Wang, Junhu (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia)
Wang, Wendy Hui (Stevens Institute of Technology, United States)
Wisniewski, Piotr (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
Yang, Ming Hour (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)
Yang, Xiaochun (Northeastern University, China)
Yokota, Haruo (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Zhao, Yanchang (CSIRO, Australia)
Zhu, Qiang (The University of Michigan, United States)
Zhu, Yan (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)
Zimniak, Marcin (Leipzig University, Germany)
Zumpano, Ester (University of Calabria, Italy)

to be completed.